Comcast Hometown Network (Channel 104) to Televise 23 High School Football Games in 2013

Schedule Starts on September 7th with Folsom at Granite Bay

PR Newswire

LIVERMORE, Calif., Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast Hometown Network (CHN), Comcast's regional cable network covering Northern and Central California, today announced that it will televise 23 high school football games this season (see complete schedule below).  In its fifth year of covering prep football, CHN's games will continue to appear under the banner of "Xfinity High School Sports," and will be available on Channel 104 to Comcast digital cable customers.  The telecasts kick off on Saturday, September 7th at 7:30 p.m. with Granite Bay High School hosting Folsom High School.

"Northern and Central California prep football continues to be electric, and we continue to provide it to viewers and further solidify Comcast Hometown Network as the television home for high school sports," said Jeff Giles, General Manager of Comcast Hometown Network.  "These exciting, marquee contests remain a key component of our local and regional programming that viewers can't get anywhere else."

Play-by-play announcers for Comcast Hometown Network's high school football games will be veteran minor league baseball announcer Joe Castellano, Stockton Ports announcer Zack Bayrouty, and Dave Lewis (KCBS, UC Berkeley women's basketball).  San Jose SaberCats head coach Darren Arbet, former UC Davis and University of Nevada Reno football announcer Scott Gordon, and former Colorado State football player Marty Lenz will split the color analyst duties.  

In addition to Granite Bay and Folsom, CHN's high school football schedule features many of the top prep teams in Northern and Central California, including perennial powers De La Salle, Bellarmine, Cardinal Newman (Santa Rosa), Del Oro, Serra, Valley Christian and Monte Vista.

The "Xfinity High School Sports" prep contests will premiere on Comcast Hometown Network (Channel 104), and will be replayed several times.  In addition, the 23 complete games will also be available any time of the day or night via Comcast's popular On Demand platform, which is free to Comcast digital customers. To view Comcast Hometown Network games On Demand, Comcast Digital Cable customers can tune to Channel 1 on their Digital Cable lineup or press the On Demand button on their remote control, then click on the "Get Local" section, then click on "Sports," and select "High School Sports" and then "Football."

Comcast Hometown Network (www.comcasthometown.com) continues to be one of the top destinations for local sports coverage.  The network is in its fifth season of airing LIVE minor league baseball games -- this year televising games from the California League and the Pacific Coast League, featuring the San Jose Giants and the Fresno Grizzlies.  In addition, CHN also televises key high school basketball matchups featuring prominent prep programs throughout Northern and Central California.  Comcast Hometown Network has also televised San Jose SaberCats games from the Arena Football League, San Francisco Bulls and Stockton Thunder ECHL hockey contests, and college football and basketball games.

Following is Comcast Hometown Network's 2013 high school football telecast schedule (subject to change):

2013

TIME

TEAMS

TELECAST DATE

Sept. 7

7:30 pm

Folsom @ Granite Bay

(from 9/6)

Sept. 7

10:00 pm

Central Catholic @ St. Mary's

(from 9/6)

Sept. 8

6:00 pm

Bellarmine @ El Cerrito

(from 9/7)

Sept. 14

7:00 pm

Stagg @ American Canyon

(from 9/13)

Sept. 14

9:30 pm

Burbank @ Grant

(from 9/13)

Sept. 21

8:30 pm

Del Oro @ De La Salle

(from 9/20)

Sept. 22

1:00 pm

Inderkum @ Pleasant Grove

(from 9/20)

Sept. 28

7:30 pm

Valley Christian @ Milpitas

(from 9/27)

Sept. 29

1:00 pm

Palo Alto @ Palma

(from 9/27)

Oct. 5

5:00 pm

Serra @ Bellarmine

(from 10/4)

Oct. 5

7:30 pm

Bishop O'Dowd @ James Logan

(from 10/4)

Oct. 12

5:00 pm

Dos Palos @ Mendota

(from 10/11)

Oct. 12

7:30 pm

Freedom @ Deer Valley

(from 10/11)

Oct. 19

5:00 pm

California @ Monte Vista

(from 10/18)

Oct. 19

7:30 pm

Rancho Cotate @ Casa Grande

(from 10/18)

Oct. 26

5:00 pm

Cosumnes Oaks @ Vista Del Lago

(from 10/25)

Oct. 26

7:30 pm

Elk Grove @ Franklin

(from 10/25)

Nov. 2

5:00 pm

TBD

(from 11/1)

Nov. 2

7:30 pm

Deer Valley @ Pittsburg

(from 11/1)

Nov. 9

5:00 pm

Casa Grande @ Cardinal Newman

(from 11/8)

Nov. 9

7:30 pm

St. Ignatius @ Sacred Heart Cathedral

(from 11/8)

Nov. 16

7:00 pm

Sacred Heart Prep @ Menlo

(from 11/15)

Nov. 17

7:00 pm

Mitty @ Serra

(from 11/16)

About Comcast Hometown Network:

Comcast Hometown Network (CHN) is a regional cable network produced by Comcast and available in Northern California, Central California and Santa Barbara County on Digital Channel 104.  Available to more than 2 million homes in California as a part of Comcast's commitment to the communities that it serves, Comcast Hometown Network is a 24/7 channel that includes original regional programming and unique local content that you can't get anywhere else.  CHN televises key high school football and basketball matchups, minor league baseball games from the California League and the Pacific Coast League and San Francisco Bulls and Stockton Thunder hockey games from the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL).  Comcast Hometown Network is a sister network to NBC Sports Regional Networks Comcast SportsNet Bay Area and Comcast SportsNet California.

About Comcast Corporation:

Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal.  Comcast Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses.  NBCUniversal operates 30 news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts.  Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.

About Comcast Cable:

Comcast Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. Comcast has invested in technology to build an advanced network that delivers among the fastest broadband speeds, and brings customers personalized video, communications and home management offerings.  Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company.  Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.

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